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  The University of Delhi, a premier University of India, attracts a large number of students from all over the country and from abroad. Founded in 1922, it has grown phenomenally in size and complexity over the decades and at present has 13 faculties, 64 postgraduate departments, 79 colleges and about 185,000 students. In the mid-eighties a new Campus of the University, namely, South Campus, which actually started in 1973, moved to its own premises on Benito Juarez Road, near Dhaula Kuan, amidst the natural surroundings of the foothills of the Aravali range.
The Bioinformatics Centre was set up at the Department of Biochemistry University of Delhi, in 1987 under Biotechnology Information Systems Programme of DBT with specialisation on Membrane and Molecular Biology. The centre is equipped with sophisticated computer and communication systems. The hardware includes : Pentium Pcs, other computers, a LAN, Multimedia Kit and so on. The databases available with the centre includes : Medline, Entrez, NUCSSI, Agris, etc. The most important database prepared by the centre is on Membrane Technology. The centre has connectivity to the world through the BTIS. The Centre has organized various workshops and conferences for the benefit of users.
Major research activities    

The Distributed Information Sub-Centre provides facilities and assistance to a very large number of investigators and students. Total computer and communications support to the potential users in the form of information.

The overall objective of the Distributed Information Sub-Centre is to provide any kind of assistance in the context of sub-centre to the research community at the University of Delhi South Campus. The center assists almost all the projects run in the various departments of South Campus. This, of course, include provision for facilities such as use of E.mail services, medline searches, Xeroxing, FAX, graphic work, access to data-bases available at the centre and provide global connectivity to the Centre. All Scientists, Research Scholars, JRF’s, SRF’s and MSc students from various departments such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Plant Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biophysics continuously make use of all that is available at the sub-centre. The centre does not specifically assist any particular project or the investigator. However, every faculty is provided with all the help possible in terms of medline search, sending and receiving e.mails, faxes, graphic works, access to internet, surfing and downloading of the information.

A new workstation installed for carrying computations in research areas related to protein crystallography, protein modeling ligand docking and bioinformatics research.

For more information:

Coordinator : Prof. Anil K. Tyagi
Department of Biochemistry
University of Delhi South Campus
Benito Juarez Road
New Delhi-110021
Phone: 91-11-2411 8434, 91-11-2411 0970
Fax: 91-11-2411 5270
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